Breaking the glass ceiling

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Twenty four women aspiring to assume leadership positions in open and distance learning (ODL) and ICT-based fields gathered at Wawasan Open University in Penang, Malaysia in April for the Pan-Commonwealth Training Programme on Women and Leadership in ODL.

The workshop focused on imparting knowledge, skills and confidence among participants for their career progression. It also aimed to build a network of role models and mentors who can provide ongoing guidance, encouragement and support for women leaders to realise their full potential. Professor

Asha Kanwar spoke on the topic of ‘Women’s Transformational Leadership,’ saying, “The critical feature of transformational leadership is that it empowers both the leader and the follower to higher levels of motivation and performance.”

Read Professor Kanwar’s speech at

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